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PhD, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Dept. of English, University of Pittsburgh
Patrick Mullen is associate professor of English at Northeastern University. He is the author of The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History (Oxford, 2012), which is soon to be released in paperback. He has also written articles on Edith Wharton, James Joyce, and Roger Casement that have appeared in Novel, Critical Quarterly, and Public Culture. He teaches courses in the areas of modernism, the history of the novel, critical theory, queer theory, Irish studies, and film. He regularly leads one of Northeastern’s summer Dialogue of Civilizations to Ireland that focuses on Irish literature and cinema. He was a fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (2012) on James Joyce’s Ulysses at Trinity College, Dublin. He currently serves on the editorial board for Signs. He is working on a manuscript that addresses representations of managers and management in modernist fiction.